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Doctor insights on: Chickenpox In Adults

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Is there any way to remove spots caused by chickenpox in adults ?

Is there any way to remove spots caused by chickenpox in adults ?

see a dermatologist: Not that i'm aware of, but i'm not a specialist. You would need to see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, particularly if the scars are very noticeable or severe. There is nothing you can buy with or without a prescription that will do this. So if someone is trying to sell you something, ignore it. It won't work. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more


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Does Mederma help in removing chickenpox spots in adults ?

Mederma: Probably not. Mederma was shown to modestly improve younger scars that are actively remodeling, but i think would have little if any impact in older scars, like chickenpox scars in an adult. ...Read more

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Could there be a chickenpox vaccine for adults in the philippines?

Could there be a chickenpox vaccine for adults in the philippines?

Chickenpox vaccine: Yes. The brands are varilrix/ okavax/ and mevac-vari . Best to take 2 does of the same brand but if that is not possible take a different brand. ...Read more

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Can the smallpox vaccine cause chickenpox in an adult?

Can the smallpox vaccine cause chickenpox in an adult?

Smallpox&varicella : Small popx and varicella viruses are different and one cannot cause the other. ...Read more

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What is the chance of an adult getting chickenpox?

What is the chance of an adult  getting chickenpox?

It depends: It depends on your immunization status (there is a childhood vaccine for chickenpox now), and your exposure (the people around you). If you are unimmunized and never had exposure to the illness, exposure as an adult will likely result in chickenpox. Most unimmunized adults were exposed as children and developed natural immunity without knowing it. ...Read more

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Why do adults and older children get sicker than younger children with chickenpox?

Good question !!: The viral infection is systemic and adults for some reason are more susceptible to brain and lung involvement. ...Read more

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